Ventnor St in Mornington, Dunedin, was cordoned off by armed
police last night after a man shut himself in his home
allegedly with a weapon.
A Dunedin family and three relatives escaped their burning
Flagstaff-Whare Flat Rd home on Christmas morning thanks to
their two dogs.
The Fire Service has warned one small spark could start a
serious wildfire, as much of Otago is at risk of fire.
A Dunedin family home is uninhabitable after fire destroyed
much of it this morning.
An ombudsman's opinion criticising the Department of
Conservation's approval of a concession application ''raises
some interesting questions'', Doc deputy director-general,
policy, Doris Johnston says.
Finding a tale of survival against all the odds is not hard
when looking at Otago's endangered yellow-eyed penguin
A decision by Doc to allow a 66% increase in overnight guided
walkers daily on the Routeburn Track ''drives a horse and
carriage through'' the Mt Aspiring National Park Plan.
Two of Otago's coastal recreation spots are among 14%
nationally where water quality is considered to be at high
risk for swimming.
Get out the sundresses and shorts for Christmas Day but keep
the umbrella and cardi handy.
A close watch is being kept on Otago rivers as they drop
steadily and little relief from rain is in sight.
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